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When Cats Reigned Like Kings: On the Trail of the Sacred Cats

Geyer Georgie Anne

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ISBN 10: 0740746979 / ISBN 13: 9780740746970
Edité par McMeel, 2004
Ancien(s) ou d'occasion Etat Very Good Hardcover
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dust jacket has minor fading from cloth at inside top;long inscription to prior owner/signature from Geyer Language: eng Language: eng 0.0. N° de réf. du libraire 3699

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Nationally syndicated journalist Georgie Anne Geyer explores the connections between the royal and sacred felines of ancient civilizations and the beloved domestic cats of today.

Chasing an irresistible mystery across the globe, journalist Georgie Anne Geyer conducted exhaustive research into the little-known puzzle of how cats came to occupy their unique position in the lives of humans. Treated with the tenacity, resourcefulness, and narrative instinct of a seasoned foreign correspondent, the investigation yielded unexpected answers--and posed tantalizing new questions. The result is a remarkable book, bound to delight and amaze cat fanciers and adventure seekers.

It was Geyer's curiosity about her own cats that inspired her to study the history of human-feline relations and especially cats' exalted status among the ancients as royal or sacred beings. Her quest spanned the earth. In Egypt, Geyer learned of the cat-goddess, Bastet, and of the cat's role in the transmigration of souls. In Myanmar, she saw Leonardo DiCaprio, Ricky Martin, and the other incongruously named cats of the Nga Phe Kyaung monastery, trained by the monks to jump through hoops. She even met a family who dutifully guards the heritage of the Japanese bobtail, cultivating the line in--of all places--rural Virginia.

Richly illustrated with photos of Geyer's journeys and historical cat images, When Cats Reigned Like Kings also presents a Family of Cat section that describes the origins and characteristics of the 38-40 recognized modern cat breeds, including photos of each.

A propos de l'auteur: Georgie Anne Geyer is a veteran foreign correspondent and a syndicated columnist on international affairs. She is renowned for her in-depth interviews with world leaders, including Anwar Sadat, Saddam Hussein, numerous American presidents, and the elusive Fidel Castro, the subject of her controversial book Guerrilla Prince. Her 10 books also include her own fascinating autobiography, Buying the Night Flight.

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Titre : When Cats Reigned Like Kings: On the Trail ...

Éditeur : McMeel

Date d'édition : 2004

Reliure : Hardcover

Etat du livre : Very Good

Etat de la jaquette : Very Good

Signé : Inscribed by Author(s)

Edition : 1st Edition

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